Thursday, April 7, 2011

Turmeric Coconut Oil Toasted Cheese Sandwiches

There has got to be compensation for short-term memory. See Brain Cell Compensation . I do think my husband uses other parts of the brain to help him even if there are less neurons and neurotransmitters in his hyippocampus. When something is significant, he seems to compensate. Yesterday he had an appointment with a demotologist and today he was talking about his possible skin cancer. He also takes a lot of notes. While I worked today outside the home he got some energy up and cleaned our bathroom floors and mowed the lawn. I am so proud of him.

I am standing by coconut oil. It has so many benefits. I have written about it here since the summer of 2009. But I now am adding the spice of turmeric.

On the Alzheimer's Reading Room Vit. D3 and Tumeric:
UCLA researchers have identified a new biomarker that could help them track how effectively the immune system is able to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the plaques considered one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists ID possible biomarker to gauge Alzheimer's prognosis, effect of therapies

The pilot study, currently published online in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, demonstrates how the immune gene MGAT3, which is essential in clearing amyloid beta, is expressed differently in different Alzheimer's patients. The finding may be useful in providing more highly individualized disease prognoses in the future.

It may also help researchers understand which patients will respond to therapy with vitamin D3 and curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric spice, both of which were shown in previous studies by this UCLA research team to help stimulate specific immune system cells to clear amyloid beta in a laboratory test.
From India, curmunin from Tumeric "demonstrates neuroprotective action in Alzheimer's disease" and other illnesses.

Now I can't get my husband to like fish or fish oil. More from the Alzheimer's Reading Room on Fish Oil He does take flax seed oil tablets which also contain omerga-3. I asked his primary care physician about D3, but we didn't persue this strategy at this time.

One can get turmeric as a spice. I put it in dishes now. Here is my simple recipe for toasted cheese sandwiches:

Put coconut oil on the outside of bread sandwiches and place them in a sandwich maker. I have had my Snakmaster for maybe twenty years. On the inside sprinkle turmeric as shown at the right.

Then place two slices of cheese on each sandwich. Close the lid for about four minues. My husband loves these sandwiches and he gets both coconut oil and tumeric!

I serve these sandwiches  with  a "parfait" I make from  Activia, blue berries and Kashi cereal for the crumbles.


  1. Mum's on turmeric capsules now. I used to put it in her food, but since she's been in hospital and now an aged-care facility, it's easy for the nurses to give her the capsules. I'm a great believer in its medicinal values. I hadn't heard of coconut oil but that would be worth a try. The Society of Neurologists in India recommend turmeric for dementia. They believe it helps break up the plaques in the brain. I was so pleased to find a psychiatrist who didn't put Mum on antipsychotics, but officially approved all of her vitamins and supplements so the staff at the care facility have to give them to her.

  2. It's so good to hear the things that your husband can do.....he's doing really well.

    Your a wonderful wife and caretaker. The supplements you use are apparently doing some good.

    I keep a container of Tumeric on our cabinet and sprinkle it on most everything we eat.
    Interesting to hear there's a pill...

    I'll try the sandwich.... it sounds good and easy too, which is a winner for me.

    Have a great weekend!
    and thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes!!!

  3. Every thing looks yummie. Thanks for the info. You are doing a great job.

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